Once known for its gang activity (see Allison Anders’ La Vida Loca for a reminder), Echo Park is now a thriving, ethnically diverse, and—gasp—hipster neighborhood known more for its creative residents and hot restaurant scene. Within Echo Park you’ll find more than 50 Victorian homes in picturesque Angelino Heights, Craftsman-style bungalows, Streamline Moderne, and more than two dozen public stairways that allow you to traverse the hillside. Recently restored Echo Park Lake offers charming pedal boats, canoe rides, gondolas, home-made pastries and Intelligentsia coffee at Square One at the Boathouse (you’ll also see people practicing yoga, tai chi, and whatever else is trendy at the moment). Skewing younger and hipster, the eastside neighborhood is a hot spot thanks to the fried Brussels sprouts at Mohawk Bend, savory breakfast fare at Dinette, mini tacos at Guisados, and rocking shows at The Echo and Echoplex.
By Pauline O’Connor This apple-green Craftsman cottage in the hills of Echo Park may be over a century old, but it looks to have plenty of life left in it yet. Along with such original character details as hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, and glass doors, the light and bright two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow features an enclosed sun... Keep reading →
By Jack Flemming Singer-songwriter Sia has to be pleased with the sale of her cozy place in Echo Park. After listing the bungalow in April for $849,000, the home has sold for $980,000, records show. The artsy abode, built in 1936, sits atop a set of brick stairs and offers built-in seating and built-in bookshelves... Keep reading →
By Elijah Chiland Baseball season is here and, with interest rates on the rise, perhaps it’s also time for a bit of home shopping. That may well be the idea behind a new report from Estately analyzing home prices around the nation’s 29 Major League Baseball stadiums. Of those ballparks, Dodger Stadium has the fourth-highest... Keep reading →
After a two-year makeover, the Eastside’s historic Echo Park Lake has finally become a family-friendly destination worthy of its Downtown skyline backdrop amid the lotus flower bloom and the spray of the fountains. Make sure to fuel up at Square One (inside the revived boathouse) before doing some laps around the lake in your rental... Keep reading →